What makes us human? To me it is the emotions that we feel and the way we convey them to others. That is why I decided to focus on portraits. I love to freeze those beautiful reactions in time. From my perspective, the more you can connect to and feel the emotion you are viewing in my images, the more I feel I have been successful in my job.
This is out the front of our house. Its as close to the street as my son is allowed to go without supervision. Ever since I Photoshopped him in his cape into a cityscape he has been obsessed with me photographing him as a superhero. That is him being very serious about superheroing. Followed by him being very serious about preventing me photographing him at all by rolling around on the ground. Fortunately it only takes a fraction of a second to get him when he checked to see if I was still watching.
I saw a tutorial today that suggested that you should never start out your photography with children. I have no choice, but I have felt that trying to take good photos of my children, who (like all other kids) do not cooperate and often actively try to prevent you getting a good photo, has forced me to look harder, try to be quicker to get a decent photo. I made a pact with myself when I got my DSLR that I would start out using manual mode and that was that. Its hard to believe that that was only a bit over a year ago! Since then I have kept my word. My camera can’t go over 800 ISO without producing noise so I do find it challenging, but I suspect that the hunt is what has kept and will continue to keep me interested in photography.
These are a few of the recent portraits I have taken of my kids (the only subjects available to me).
I have tried to focus on different aspects and styles to increase my creativity.
It has only recently occurred to me that I can create art with my camera.
Not long ago I photographed my first maternity session for friends of mine. Not long after (about a week) Miss A was born. I had the opportunity to meet her today and photograph her and her family on the outside.
Here are a few of the first photos.
You are still in the right place! I have been rethinking my blog. It seems to be predominately about photography now as I become more obsessed at getting better at this. So I have renamed my blog to suit and given it a facelift. I have also decided to start a facebook page to relieve my personal facebook friends from having to see the many photos I post on facebook!
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Here is Baby E helping me to practise a new skill. I have been wondering how to photograph babies in a studio setup without having a studio. A sheet on the floor worked quite nicely.